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Tie-Dye Project

students watch as adults get their hands dirty dying their tie-dye shirts

On Thursday, March 14, all students at Bush got a chance to participate in a tie-dye project. Thanks to the generosity of the Assistance League of Salem-Keizer, we were able to purchase shirts and tie-dye materials for each of our students.

With help of Mrs. McIntosh, Mrs. Angie, Mrs. Merriah, Ms. Edna, Ms. Huntley, and three of our Willamette University student workers, every student got to be a part of creating their very own tie-dye shirt. The room was abuzz as teachers helped find out students' three color choices to speed up the process. Students who were waiting worked on thank you notes for the Assistance League, while others got to watch as the dye was put on their shirt. Suds City Depoe on Lancaster Drive generously donated their services to treat, rinse, dry, and fold all of the shirts.

On Wednesday, March 20, our staff members donned their best tie-dye clothing to join students in a all-school picture during our assembly. "This is really messy!" one student exclaimed. The excitement was palpable all day as students anticipated getting to choose their colors. We were amazed when we saw how cool they all turned out! 

adults helping students with tie-dye
student smiling at the camera holding thank you card, two boys talking while waiting
two adults talking to a student who is directing how to color his tie-dye shirt
4 students smiling wearing tie-dye shirts, teacher helping student decorate their hair
all students in the school are posed for a picture wearing their new tie-dye shirts